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By The Survival Place Blog
It hasn’t been a question that many Western civilians have needed to ask in the past couple of decades because we have remained relatively clear of any world wars, military invasions or coups. However, whether we like it or not, the political landscape has changed a bit, what with Trump, May and Putin leading the free world.
As such, the chances of us getting caught up in a war zone type scenario are increasingly higher than they have been. Korea is testing nukes. Russia is influencing elections. Ukraine has been made unstable. And a lot more. That is why we have taken the time to give you some advice on how you can survive a war zone.
- Water and food are going to be your priority and that is because they are usually the two first things to be subjected to limitations, whether through the panic of enemy tactics. As such, stock up on non-perishable foods and learn how to effectively store water.
- Never expose yourself unnecessarily, especially during a firefight. Your best bet when it comes to surviving is to stay as concealed as possible, and that means learning how to use cover and stay low. It also means staying away from obvious and potential targets.
- Protect your home or hideout. Your defensive strategy is going to be absolutely key to your survival rates. So block the doors and board the windows as an immediate measure. Then see what other methods are available to you. If you can get hold of blast curtains, then do. Otherwise, use furniture as a means to protect yourself from any explosive damage. The more you can protect your home, the better.
- Spend the time learning about basic first-aid. Chances are that electricity will go pretty quickly in a war zone, so stock up books that will educate you on how to survive, and how to perform basic first aid. If you are with a group, then don’t keep this knowledge to yourself. This isn’t The Walking Dead, this is war, and so your vital knowledge needs to be shared.
- Know the area in which you are. It could be that you are familiar with the area, know the terrain and have a solid understanding of the different routes you can take to escape or move around. If you don’t have this knowledge, then get a map and learn all you can about your surrounding area.
- Learn how to use a firearm. This may not sit well with you, but it is better to know how to use a firearm and not need it than to need it and not know how to use it. You will want to do this without giving away your position or alerting anyone to your position. So start off with learning about the safety and how to reload. Then learn how to be comfortable holding a firearm. It could be enough to deter someone. It is also worth knowing how to maintain any firearms you have.
- Be disciplined when it comes to light and sound. At night, light and sound can travel a long way, so make sure you have a self-imposed curfew and stick to it. Another tip should be using red lights instead of natural lights, as it doesn’t travel as far. This could be a matter of life or death, so ensure there is nothing in your vicinity that shines or rattles without your permission.
This is only the basics but it gives you a good base line to start you thinking and making plans for just this sort of scenario.
Originally published at The Survival Place Blog: How To Survive In A War Zone
By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
Most preparedness information out there seems to assume that everyone is part of a family with a mom, a dad, three kids, and a dog. Or, if not that, an extended family that includes brothers, uncles, and a grand-pappy. Somehow, the picture presented always includes a man.
The truth is, that is not always the case; there are a lot of women alone out there who are also preparing, and it often seems like they are left out of the equations.
There are all sorts of reasons that a woman might be living alone. She may have just left the nest and is out there joining the adult world with her first job and apartment. She may be divorced or widowed. She may not have children, or those children may be off raising families of their own. Whatever the case, family-based preparedness suggestions don’t always apply to the woman living alone.
Continue reading at Backdoor Survival: 10 Smart Survival Strategies for the Woman Living Alone
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.
By Joshua Krause – Ready Nutrition
If you’ve ever war-gamed some of your survival strategies in the wilderness, there’s a good chance that you’ve run into several challenges with your gear, especially in regards to space and weight. There’s only so much you can carry on your back, and if you take too much you’ll be completely exhausted in no time. So it’s important to cut down the size and weight of your gear in any way you can, while still maintaining a diverse selection of survival tools.
However, if there’s on thing that tends to dominate both the space and the weight of your camping/bug out bag, it’s probably your shelter. Between the tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad, you might have anywhere between 25-50% of your carry weight dedicated to sheltering. Fortunately there are certain technologies on horizon that may be poised to replace the traditional tent/sleeping bag combo with something significantly lighter.
Recently, several researchers from Stanford University have been trying to find new ways to reduce home heating costs, which amount to a large percentage of global energy use. They eventually settled on the same thing you might do if you were trying to cut back on your heating bill. Just throw on a sweater and some long johns, and laugh all the way to the bank. Except in this case, that sweater would be coated in silver nanowires, and would be several times warmer than wool.
Continue reading at Ready Nutrition: This New Material Could Be a Gamechanger for Outdoorsmen
Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.
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What exactly is this situation known as Anarchy and how dangerous is it? Parents often say it’s having more than 3 kids running around the house at any one time! It also has been said that one person’s anarchy is another’s patriot revolution.
Anarchy is defined in the dictionary as (1) A situation where there is chaos in a complete absence of organization or control, (2) A breakdown in society where there is an absence of any formal system of government or authority.
So what does that mean for people who want to prepare for such an event and come out of it unscathed?
The formal definition doesn’t mention the violent destruction aspect to any extent. Probably because this is taken for granted in such a social circumstance where there is supposedly no longer authoritative law and human behavior is uncontrollable.
But one thing is for sure. In an all-encompassing social breakdown, anarchy will become a part of everybody’s new ‘life style’, in one form or another.
Anarchy or Mob Riots?
First let’s examine more of a real time definition of the types of ‘anarchy’ that most people might be exposed to in the uncertain future. It will not resemble the ‘zombie’ movie versions that much and will likely be worse in some circumstances. Complete disregard for people’s lives and property will be demonstrated in all manner of so-called anarchy after the escalation of violence.
The rule of egalitarian law and order exists mainly to prevent the dark side of human nature from taking control of society. When lawful authoritative social control is virtually gone, the void is invariably filled by dangerous unrestricted malevolence. It’s part of human nature and amounts to nothing less than pervasive criminal activity.
Continue reading at SurvivoPedia: Anarchy: Survival Strategies To Learn From A Veteran